Posted by **I have a headache** on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:20pm.

A pigeon runs into a flock of pigeons and asks their leader what is your number in this flock? The leader replays: I am not suppose to tell you our exact number, but if you take twice our number and add a half of our number and still add another quarter of our number plus yourself would be 100. How many pigeons were in that flock? Write an equation and solve it

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**drwls**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:31pm
Let x be the number of pigeons in the flock.

2x + x/2 + x/4 +1 = 100

(11/4) x = 99

Solve that.

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**I have a headache**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:37pm
can I have a hint?

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:42pm
is there another way to solve this??

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:43pm
I am not sure how to solve this one

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**MathMate**, Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 12:01am
Multiply both sides of the equality sign by (4/11).

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